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The Barn

IMG_7709Originally, there were stables to the west side of the Tavern with ample room for 15 horses.  The barn was a large structure used for storing harvested crops and fodder for oxen and horses.  The original Dunham Barn was built in the 1840s with hand-hewn timbers, cut nails, and simple stone-on-ground foundations.  With a few variations, like gable-entry doors, features of the barn were representative of traditional English construction.

The original barn burnt down in 1963, and a replica barn was built to replace it in 2000.  Whenever possible, original construction methods were used.

The barn now serves as a rental and education center for nonprofit organizations, corporations, school groups, scouts, and individuals.